Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another recipe, sort of and my new kettle and trivet...........

Picked up a packet of thick pork chops the other week on sale and paid around $7 for the five.  Had hoped to  use them while my mam was here, but never got around to it.  So pulled them out of the freezer and defrosted them.  With two of them I browned them in the frying pan (no oil used).  Chopped a couple of small onions and sliced half a pound of mushrooms, and put them in the bottom of a casserole dish.  Popped the chops on top and topped with gravy made from a packet.  Cooked them in my toaster/convection oven at 325 oF for an hour and a half.  They were so tender they just fell apart.  Had them with mashed potatoes and mashed carrot and turnip; which was leftover from Christmas (had put them in the freezer.

It was yummy and a cheap meal.  I made double the mashed potatoes and will use them along with the left over carrot and turnip to top a shepherd's pie.

On Monday I popped the other three chops in the slow cooker with bbq sauce and had pulled pork sandwiches with salad.  The left over meat will be put into sandwiches for dh's lunch.

I bought a stainless steel kettle the other day to heat water on top of the wood stove and it works a treat.
I picked up this trivet to put it on, it's a turtle:

Monday was a spend day as we picked up more wood for the basement, had lunch out and bought the trivet.......oh well there is always tomorrow I guess?


Kaisievic said...

The pork chops sound really yummy - I will have to try that recipe. Love the trivet - very cute.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

cathy@home said...

Love the trivet.

Jane and Chris said...

Where did you get the trivet from? We looked at them in the store where we bought the woodstove but they were really expensive.
Jane x

simplicityinthemaking said...

I have the same kettle and it sits on the cookstove to put moisture in the air. My trivet it built on the cookstove. Kind of neat. Your pork chops look good.

Denise said...

Sounds delicious. I love it when you can get several meals out of one buy.
The trivet is really neat.

Maddy said...

Love the trivet, and envy the cooker.

Maggie said...

The pork chops look lovely - i will try that one out!

Never thought of putting a kettle on our stove, although i do put my cup of tea on there sometimes to warm up if i've left it too long, lol.

saving for travel said...

The trivet is beautiful.

Sounds like some great cooking with the pork chops.

Sft x

Rose said...

I need to try that idea with the pork chops...it sounds yummy!

beagleAnnie said...

It's fun and sometimes challenging to change the leftover into something different. Today I used the leftover for the New Year's dish (cooked vegetables seasoned with soysauce,sugar and sake) into omelet.

~Carla~ said...

Dinner looks delicious & I love the trivet!! :) Yes, there's always tomorrow! ;)

peppylady (Dora) said...

We're having pork chops we got 6 of them for $6.00 which is $1.00 a piece. So we divide them up and put ½ in freezer.
But we're having rice tonight.

Coffee is on

EG Wow said...

I like the trivet very much!

Debby said...

Dinner looks yummy

CannedAm said...

I love that kettle. DD needs a new one. Where might I find one like this?

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